department of social development

Foster builds a network of support

Our first Women's Month story features Lesley Ann Foster, who started the Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre.. This facility enabled her to grow personally as she helped others.
Towards gender equality in SA

HIV and Aids: How to get treatment and support in South Africa

South Africa has the largest antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme in the world, which gives people living with the virus the chance to live full and...

Check Child Protection Register before hiring

Employers should check the National Child Protection Register before they hire people to work with children, which would help to prevent abuse by those...

Check Child Protection Register before hiring

Employers should check the National Child Protection Register before they hire people to work with children, which would help to prevent abuse by those...

Get casual and celebrate our differences

Tech thumbCasual Day organisers are gearing up for another busy year, with the highlight being the annual Casual Day campaign. The project raises funds for people of all ages with all disabilities. It also raises awareness of disability, and helps to reduce stigma and discrimination.

Stability returns to South Africa

South Africa is calm again after recent xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, according to the inter-ministerial task team on migration. Operation Fiela has cracked down on crime, with thousands arrested. Also, almost 6 000 foreign nationals have been voluntarily repatriated.

Peace restored in communities after xenophobic attacks

Peace has returned to South African communities riven by the recent xenophobic violence, and the supply of food, shelter and other support for foreigners forced to flee their homes has been stepped up, Jeff Radebe told a press briefing on Tuesday.

South Africa tackles human trafficking

The UN reports that sexual exploitation accounts for 53% of trafficking victims; 37% are subjected to forced labour and slavery. South Africa has put in place several mechanisms to battle the crime, integrating the efforts of the police, justice and social departments, and civil society.

South Africa tackles human trafficking

The UN reports that sexual exploitation accounts for 53% of trafficking victims; 37% are subjected to forced labour and slavery. South Africa has put in place several mechanisms to battle the crime, integrating the efforts of the police, justice and social departments, and civil society.

Lagos church victims repatriated to SA

The bodies of all the South Africans killed when the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, collapsed are finally home. The mortal remains of the last 11 victims have been repatriated, allowing their families to perform last rites and get some closure.